National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson

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With a stone and glass exterior that blends into the landscape, surrounded by a scattering of bronze statues, National Museum of Wildlife Art houses a beautiful collection of wildlife art. Animals are represented in paintings, drawings, sculptures, and multimedia pieces from both American and European artists. Roughly half of the museum is a permanent exhibit, while temporary exhibits fill the rest of the space: check the website for up-to-date information. Using our custom trip planner, Jackson Hole attractions like National Museum of Wildlife Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Don’t miss this museum! It’s a world-class collection on a hillside 1.5 miles north of Jackson along Highway 89, across from the vast National Elk Refuge. Multiple galleries feature sculptures large a...  more »
  • We enjoyed the bronze replicas and the nature movie. it was a great way to enjoy our time when the weather did not cooperate.  more »
  • This is a beautiful museum set on a hillside north of town overlooking the National Elk Refuge. It has a fine collection of art with a variety of styles and eras represented. They have updated some ex...  more »
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  • Out of all of my trip to Yellowstone this was by far the most amazing and memorable for me. As a young artist with a passion for color and art this Art Museum about had me in tears, so many beautiful pieces and the building itself has an amazing was of glowing together! There is an area for the little kiddos to play and have fun, learn and so some art of their own and a section where they can read with dolls like the wild things. I am in love with this place, I will be taking my family and kids there again one day. They have a beautiful gift shop that isnt overwhelming and they have some beautiful and unique gifts. They have amazing things to look at outside along with the view! I dont think I could have found a more amazing and beautiful art Museum to go to.
  • GREAT DISPLAY - WORTH A VISIT!! Beautiful observation deck, great view of the valley with a free telescope to use!! Gives you a good understanding of the local wildlife and you get to see the changes in human perspective over time. PRICE$$: You can get discount on the somewhat hight prices if you are a child, student, vet, military, or senior person which brought our groups price per person down to around $7 instead of the usual $12 per adult. LAYOUT: The layout is scattered but small enough to make sure you can see everything in at least 2 hours if you don't linger. DISPLAYS: There is a very informative display about invisible boundaries and the affect on wild life migration patterns in Yellowstone area that is eye opening. There are interactive displays and videos that convey the scale of the Yellowstone ecosystem very effectively. You get to see almost first hand how animals are oblivious to the "boundaries" of the park. The display is on loan for a few seasons I believe so go check it out if you're in the area this year!! (2018) There is also a statue of the mythical Hercules taming the stallions, which was made by the same man who sculpted the famous mount Rushmore faces. KIDS: kids will definitely enjoy the visit to the museum. Not only is is small enough so they won't get bored, but there's plenty of interactive displays and interesting pictures. There is an entire section for kids with workshops and play areas. Great thinking!!
  • I thought this would be a cheesy tourist trap, but I was SO WRONG! This place blew me away! The art was amazing, the exhibits ranged from the history of wildlife art to an exhibit on animal migrations, and there were animal pieces from 2500 BC and paintings from the 1600s. They do a great job of providing backgrounds on the artists and eras, and even detail how wildlife art changed over the centuries and why different scenes were popular. There are even 2 areas for children to learn and play. Definitely worth a stop if you even slightly like art, and be sure to bring the kids! Plus, amazing views of the Elk Reserve from their deck.
  • This museum is very well laid out and in a beautiful location that overlooks the National Elk Refuge. There's a little bit of interpretation along with each piece and the art is arranged in periods and by featured artist which allows some comparison. Some galleries are dedicated to meaningful interpretations of current ecological challenges and the roles that artists play in telling that story. It's very compelling and thought provoking.
  • Great museum for western art. Good selection and Rungus fans will go wild. Some famous artists featured here and section for local up and not so old comers. Well, worth a stop for art lovers
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